GES Library Curriculum

The Library Media Program plays a vital role throughout all aspects of the curriculum. The mission of the Library Media Program ensures that all students and staff effectively generate questions, access resources and create and share their new knowledge. In addition to managing the book collection and library web page, the Library Media Specialist provides instruction for individuals, small groups and whole classes of students. Areas of instruction include library orientation and circulation, literature appreciation, information skills and  utilizing technology and digital media.

Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5

Kindergarten

Our kindergarten students are introduced to and participate in a variety of library experiences, such as:

  • Navigating the library, borrowing library materials and becoming good library citizens (Orientation and Circulation)
  • Learning the parts of a book, understanding roles of author and illustrator, distinguishing fiction from nonfiction (Literature Appreciation)
  • Choosing and evaluating “just right” books, finding books for various purposes (Information Skills)
  • Experiencing literature and information in different formats (Utilizing Technology and Digital Media)

Grade 1

Our first grade students further develop and reinforce skills through participation in a variety of library experiences, such as:

  • Navigating the library, borrowing library materials and becoming good library citizens (Orientation and Circulation)
  • Learning the parts of a book, understanding roles of author and illustrator, distinguishing fiction from nonfiction (Literature Appreciation)
  • Choosing and evaluating “just right” books, finding books for various purposes (Information Skills)
  • Experiencing literature and information in different formats (Utilizing Technology and Digital Media)

Grade 2

Our second grade students are introduced to and participate in a variety of library experiences, such as:

  • Using the OPAC (library catalog) and Interlibrary Loan (Orientation and Circulation)
  • Learning elements of a story, appreciating award-winning books, acquiring visual literacy skills (Literature Appreciation)
  • Learning the arrangement and gaining access to the fiction, nonfiction and reference collections, beginning research processes, identifying features of nonfiction (Information Skills)
  • Online resources for research, creating digital products (Utilizing Technology and Digital Media)

Grade 3

Our third grade students further develop and reinforce skills through participation in a  variety of library experiences, such as:

  • Using the OPAC (library catalog) and Interlibrary Loan (Orientation and Circulation)
  • Learning elements of a story, appreciating award-winning books, acquiring visual  literacy skills (Literature Appreciation)
  • Learning the arrangement and gaining access to the fiction, nonfiction and  reference collections, beginning research processes, identifying features of  nonfiction (Information Skills)
  • Online resources for research, creating digital products (Utilizing Technology and  Digital Media) 

Grade 4

Our fourth grade students are introduced to and participate in a variety of library experiences, such as:

  • Expanding their use of the OPAC (library catalog) and Interlibrary Loan, becoming independent library users (Orientation and Circulation)
  • Classifying and experiencing various genres, appreciating award-winning books, acquiring visual literacy skills (Literature Appreciation)
  • Identifying parts of a book with emphasis on nonfiction features and conventions, expanding research processes emphasizing inquiry, evaluating print and online resources (Information Skills)
  • Utilizing online resources for research, such as databases and ebooks, creating digital products, evaluating websites, citing online resources and digital images (Utilizing Technology and Digital Media)

Grade 5

Our fifth grade students further develop and reinforce skills through participation in a variety of library experiences, such as:

  • Expanding their use of the OPAC (library catalog) and Interlibrary Loan, becoming independent library users (Orientation and Circulation)
  • Classifying and experiencing various genres, appreciating award-winning books, acquiring visual literacy skills (Literature Appreciation)
  • Identifying parts of a book with emphasis on nonfiction features and conventions, expanding research processes emphasizing inquiry, evaluating print and online resources (Information Skills)
  • Utilizing online resources for research, such as databases and ebooks, creating digital products, evaluating websites, citing online resources and digital images (Utilizing Technology and Digital Media

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